Sunday Streets is a program of the nonprofit Livable City presented in partnership with the SFMTA, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the City and County of San Francisco. Livable City produces an annual season of Sunday Street events where we reclaim car-congested streets for community health and transform them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy. Routes are 1-4 miles in length, with fun, free activities provided by local nonprofits, community groups and small businesses.
This fall, Sunday Streets second Tenderloin event of the season provides open, car-free streets for kids, families, seniors and residents, celebrating one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Home to large apartment buildings and many SROs, the area’s culturally diverse population includes a high percentage of families.
Sunday Streets’ mission is to:
Create temporary open space and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods most lacking
Encourage physical activity
Foster community building
Inspire people to think differently about their streets as public spaces
Sunday Streets was inspired by Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and championed in San Francisco by Mayor Gavin Newsom and the ShapeUp Coalition of San Francisco. Since starting the program in 2008 with 2 events along the waterfront, Livable City has grown Sunday Streets into one of North America’s premiere open street programs with 8 events annually held in diverse neighborhoods across San Francisco.
The magic is made possible by the entire Sunday Streets community including 400+ volunteers, hundreds of local nonprofits and small businesses, dozens of sponsors and City agencies, and the residents of our host neighborhoods. From the bottom of our heart – thank you!
On March 11, Sunday Streets kicks off its 10th anniversary season in the Mission – from Duboce Ave to 26th St, Valencia Street transforms into to a car-free community space for all to enjoy.
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